Kejriwal's party would be different path for same goal: Hazare
MDT/PTI 18 September 2012

Anna Hazare said even if he did not enter in to electoral politics, there is a need to determine the direction of his movement and send good people to Parliament

 
Pune: Affirming his views on not forming a political party, social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said floating a political outfit by his associate Arvind Kejriwal would mean "taking a different path" to reach the same goal of corruption free India, reports PTI.
 
"I have decided for myself not to form a political party or fight elections. But if Arvind floats one, it would mean taking a different path with the same goal of corruption free India," Hazare told reporters when asked if creation of a political party by Kejriwal would mean a split between him and his mentor.
 
Hazare, who was in Pune to meet some activists to discuss the course of his movement, said if Kejriwal's party fielded candidates of "clean character", he would support them in elections.
 
"If Arvind's party fields a proper candidate, we will support that particular person and not all of them," he added.
 
The anti-graft crusader said he was going to hold a series of meetings with like-minded people as even if he did not enter electoral politics, there was a need to determine the direction of his movement and send good people to Parliament.
 
Hazare said he would undertake a nation-wide tour to seek direction to his movement by interacting with experienced social activists.
 
"The exercise has started with the Pune meeting and it will continue in Delhi where I am expecting 100-125 activists for discussion," he added.
 
Those who met Hazare in the city included Right to Information (RTI) activist Vishwambhar Choudhary and social worker and former bureaucrat Avinash Dharmadhikar.
 
Comments
Black Mamba
10 years ago
Now the Arvind Kejriwal has formed a political party. I put forward my demand of the following reforms as an Aam Aadmi:

1. Banking & financial sector reforms - more transparency in banking system, not hiding large corporate & political defaulters & NPAs in the name of fiduciary relationship, efficiency and profitability. All banking sector frauds to be dealt with severe punishment. It is public money, It is our money, we can not allow Corrupt Public Sector Bank Officials to plunder it on Selfish Politicians and Greedy Industrialists

2. Reversing of pressure on Urban India by rural development - development of rural cottage handicraft industry, re-fueling and kick start of co-operative sector like AMUL. Rural self employment, farming productivity and efficiency, rural infrastructure and transportation development, more Govt investment in rural economy, industrial investment in deeper rural and Adivasi areas.

3. Adivasi rehabilitation and development Bill- To end the maoist and naxalite problem.

4. Imm. Stop plundering of natural resources by mafia - Jungle wood smuggling, illegal ore mining, illegal sand mafia, illegal stone crushing - all owned by politicians and their relatives.

5. Social reforms - Reservation in promotion, reservation in basic and higher education 'only for economically weaker' SC ST BC OBS and Minorities. No reservation for creamy layer in SC ST BC OBS and Minorities. Dissolve caste ism by social reforms involving all castes and religions.

6. Petroleum reforms - Policy on cost cutting of on domestic oil exploration. Consumer fuel retail pricing policy, fuel adulteration, deregulation of fuel prices, low fiscal burden, promote alternate fuel generation of Bio-diesel & ethanol. Disinvestment in domestic oil exploration. Fix the profit margin % for oil companies, reduce dependence on kerosene as cooking fuel.

7. Agriculture & Farming - Productivity, prices, land acquisition laws, stoppage of Change of Land Use for commercial gains, safe storage of food grains, stoppage of alcohol production from food grains.

8. Judicial reforms - safeguard the right to life and liberty, independent and impartial judiciary, more fast track courts for long pending civil cases, more judges in High Courts for fast clearance, rural courts (gram nyayalaya), judicial procedure, crime investigation, self governance, decentralization of higher courts to reduce pressure on them.

9. Constitutional reforms - end of archaic colonial era laws & acts.

10. Policing reforms - end of police bad behavior, third degree, fake encounters, police brutality, inhuman behavior, refusal to register a case, atrocities, corruption, political interference, minimum educational qualification for even a constable, increase in salaries of lower police staff, working conditions, end of rigorous duty hours of policemen.

11. Electoral reforms - End of dynastic system, minimum educational qualifications for a person to contest the assembly and parliamentary elections, right to reject, right to recall.

12. Power sector - Generation, theft, losses and tariffs.

13. Educational reforms - Basic & high end education both.

14. Vigilance reforms - Vigilance bodies in all departments to be quasi judicial, autonomous and with statutory powers.

15. Health & medical reforms - Immediate national ban on all tobacco products - cigarette, bidi, khaini, zarda, gutkha etc.
Slap very high excise duty and taxes on both country liquor and English liquor to compensate for loss of exchequer from stoppage of tobacco products. State sponsored medical insurance for BPL.

16. PDS System reforms - Cancel all fake ration cards, stop black marketing in PDS,

17. Investigating & intelligence agencies reforms - CBI, IB, NIA, ED etc to be transparent, autonomous, statutory powers in them, zero political interference.

18. Environmental quality - Stricter norms for vehicular and industrial pollution. Immediate ban on plastic packaging in the retail and industry sectors. Plastic bags, plastic pouches to be immediately banned. Strict criminal action for non compliance – cancellation of industrial licenses, harsh fiscal punishments. Stop polluting rivers and ground water of India.

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